Saturday, January 29, 2005

Critiquing Euro-appeasement

Europe -- Thy Name Is Cowardice
By Matthias Dopfner, Front Page Magazine

A few days ago Henryk M. Broder wrote in Welt am Sonntag, "Europe -- your family name is appeasement." It's a phrase you can't get out of your head because it's so terribly true.


Rather than protecting democracy in the Middle East, European appeasement, camouflaged behind the fuzzy word "equidistance," now countenances suicide bombings in Israel by fundamentalist Palestinians. Appeasement generates a mentality that allows Europe to ignore 300,000 victims of Saddam's torture and murder machinery and, motivated by the self-righteousness of the peace-movement, to issue bad grades to George Bush. A particularly grotesque form of appeasement is reacting to the escalating violence by Islamic fundamentalists in Holland and elsewhere by suggesting that we should really have a Muslim holiday in Germany.

This article is a bit old... Jan 7th. Then again, I've been somewhat MIA this past week. Active in listening and following what has been going on, but not posting.

But this one is a worthy read despite it's age. Europe's deliberate blind eye to acquiesence and non-action to Muslim terrorists is an ongoing story. And truthfully, it's a rare bird who dares to portray and criticize his own country, as well as Mother Europe, as accurately as Broder has apparently done in the German rag, and as Mr. Dopfner continues in his Front Page Magazine article.

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